Lest we forget

By Daniel Hughes

The Southern Riverina came to a temporary standstill at 11am on Monday, to commemorate those who have fallen in war.
Remembrance Day ceremonies were attended by representatives from local schools and businesses, and members of the general public, who bowed their heads and took in the sound of the Last Post.
At Berrigan, 60 people participated in the solemn ceremony which marked 101 years since the guns fell silent on the Western Front in World War I.
Berrigan RSL Sub-Branch president Jeff Stein addressed the crowd during the ceremony, reflecting on the first ever Remembrance Day ceremonies one year after armistice.
Mr Stein said while World War I was thought to be the ‘‘war that ends all wars’’, so many more men and women have given their lives in service since that peace deal.
He said on Remembrance Day ‘‘our duty is to remember and reflect on the sacrifices they made’’.
Berrigan Shire Mayor Matt Hannan said it was particularly pleasing to see students from both Berrigan primary schools in attendance.
‘‘I believe it’s very important for our kids to remember the sacrifice of our servicemen, and that they continue to gain knowledge of the event (World War I) and its importance to our communities,’’ he said.